As you plan your visit, please check out the official campground webpage on the Forest Service website to find information on seasonal closures, any fees, fire alerts and necessary permits. Also remember that many national forest campgrounds are remote, which is what makes them so great, but GPS apps and mapping sites may not be accurate. We recommend that you read and take note of the driving directions and cautions carefully. A special bit of caution to RV’s: you could be in for a bumpy ride, so make sure to do your homework!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
400 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


There are a good number of biking trails around Lake Tahoe, especially in the south shore. There are bike paths, dirt roads, si...Read more


Picture this: bright blue skies reflected in glassy water, mountain peaks and trees rising up around you. There isn’t much that...Read more


The lakes here are stunning, and the rivers are just as amazing, offering fantastic fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown, e...Read more


There are over a hundred miles of hiking trails where you can wander through fields of wildflowers, stroll around lakes, and tr...Read more

Horseback riding

Giddy up! There are horse trails around for you and your horsey friend to explore, especially in the backcountry. You’ll need a...Read more


Your flatwater recreation opportunities are limitless at Lake Tahoe! Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, waterskiing, windsurf...Read more

Wind sports

Want some adrenaline-pumping adventure over that beautiful shimmering blue water? Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe are great for...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Looking to drive off road? Who isn’t? Tahoe has quite a few off roading trails, you can see the list here. Rubicon Trail is one...Read more


The Sierras by Lake Tahoe make for excellent climbing and bouldering: the Pie Shop has excellent cragging; Donner Summit has th...Read more

Snow sports

Snow sports became popular at Lake Tahoe from the 1960 Olympic Games at Squaw Valley. Now, there’s snowboarding, skiing, snowmo...Read more


Of course you can swim at Tahoe! Nevada Beach, Zephyr Cove, Fallen Leaf, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, and William Kent are campgrounds w...Read more

Wildlife watching

You’ll have no trouble wildlife watching in the Tahoe Basin. There are mountain lions, beavers, martens, black bears, coyotes, ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Camp Richardson.

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Area
United States
Phone Number
(530) 543-2600
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38.935° N, 120.041° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 300 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 100 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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